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    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    • Natural Beauty: The Most Mesmerizing National Parks in Europe
    One of the oldest national parks in Southeast Europe, Plitvice Lakes National Park is situated in the mountainous karst area of central Croatia. For thousands of years, the Korana River has carried its waters full of limestone through the grounds of the park, forming barriers and creating natural dams. As a result, numerous picturesque lakes, waterfalls and caves appeared in this park. The protected area extends over 296.85 square kilometers.

    Lonely Planet, the world's largest publisher of travel guides, has recently released a book dedicated to the top 60 most beautiful and interesting national parks in Europe.

    "Europe's national parks are incredibly diverse, and that is what makes them so special," the edition's authors said. Some of the protected areas grace the tops of mountains or are full of bright greenery, while others are covered with snow and ice. Take a look at some of these breathtaking wonders of Mother Nature.

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